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John Cusack: The Snowden Principle

At the heart of Edward Snowden's decision to expose the NSA's massive phone and Internet spying programs was a fundamental belief in the people's right-to-know. "My sole motive is to inform the public as to that which is done in their name and that which is done against them," he said in an interview with the Guardian.

From the State's point of view, he's committed a crime. From his point of view, and the view of many others, he has sacrificed for the greater good because he knows people have the right to know what the government is doing in their name. And legal, or not, he saw what the government was doing as a crime against the people and our rights.

For the sake of argument -- This should be called The Snowden Principle.

When The Snowden Principle is invoked and revelations of this magnitude are revealed; it is always met with predictable establishment blowback from the red and blue elites of state power. Those in charge are prone to hysteria and engage in character assassination, as are many in the establishment press that have been co-opted by government access . When The Snowden Principle is evoked the fix is always in and instead of looking at the wrongdoing exposed, they parrot the government position no matter what the facts

The Snowden Principle just cannot be tolerated...

Even mental illness is pondered as a possible reason that these pariahs would insist on the public's right to know at the highest personal costs to their lives and the destruction of their good names. The public's right to know---This is the treason. The utter corruption, the crime.

But as law professor Jonathan Turley reminds us, a lie told by everyone is not the truth. "The Republican and Democratic parties have achieved a bipartisan purpose in uniting against the public's need to know about massive surveillance programs and the need to redefine privacy in a more surveillance friendly image," he wrote recently.

We can watch as The Snowden Principle is predictably followed in the reaction from many of the fourth estate - who serve at the pleasure of the king.

Mika Brzezinski on MSNBC suggests that Glenn Greenwald's coverage was "misleading" and said he was too "close to the story." Snowden was no whistleblower, and Glenn was no journalist she suggests.

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Its sad, but celebrity endorsements are so valuable...

Its true because our population has been dumbed down so much by a terrible education system, they are mostly just followers.

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this person who doesn't care much for actors is . . .

bumping for John Cusack.

It's getting to the point where everytime someone does something that is courageous or controversial, they are suspected of being an 'agent'.

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

I've always liked Cusack as an actor

I know he's a liberal so there are many things I won't agree with him on but at least he shows he has principles of freedom and will stand up for them even against his own party. Unfortunately a rare thing these days. Any celebrity (or anyone else for that matter) that sides with the constitution on some issues shouldn't be idolized or put on a pedestal as a pillar of freedom because on other liberty issues they may just fall short and disappoint. They are only human.

That being said, we should always celebrate when people get it right. And he is 100% on point on this issue and I applaud him for it. Hopefully he will eventually come around on all issues. Until then, I accept the support for the constitution and our freedoms where we can find it no matter where it comes from.

"A lie told by everyone is not the truth"

My new favorite quote! but do I credit John Cusack or Jonathon Turley?

Cusack Wakes Up

John Cusack has always been one of the more 'thinking' film actors. It appears he's been waking up for a while now. Here is an article containing his tweets during Rand Paul's filibuster asking where all the Democratic support was:


I think many Democrats are experiencing now the same things that many Republicans experienced in the second term of the Bush presidency.

Snowden is looking like an "inside job"

If I wanted a UNWO, and had to get Americans to not trust government, hate government, lose hope in government... Snowden would be the perfect boot. He's headline news and why? It's not like this was "leaked", or some big journalist break.. but it's all laid out.. all this dirty laundry is not an accident.

Wasn't it Ben Franlin said something about, "It's a republic for as ling as you can keep it?"

Seems no one is interested in keeping it but Rand Paul..

Snowden is beginning to look like Snow job to me.

Dems think you guys did it.

You think the Dems did it?

Free includes debt-free!

News to me

I didn't know Dems could think.

I'm not so sure about that, (((((Granger))))).

In any event, he sure is waking up a whole lot of sheeple! How does that benefit those "in control" of our lives? Will a UNNWO uphold the US Constitution?

You know I like Rand Paul, too. But, to say that no one but Rand is interested in keeping our Republic, simply isn't true.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox


Waking them up to what? Waking them up to lose the republic for a UNWO where we are all Palestinians or Syrian Rebels?

Those in control do not want us to keep our republic because they don't want us to have any ground to fight for a bill of rights and constitution.. they want a global government (actually on many levels they already have that, and why I thinmk Snowden is a snowjob).

When it comes for running for GOP president I believe Rand is the only one interested in restoring the republic, and he's doing well.. Democrats have no competition.. so what do they have to lose with a snowjob that "wakes" the masses up to abandon the republic? If you have names of others running for president that are working on restoring the republic and can beat Rand, I'd LOVE to see them.

(((((Be well))))

When a fish stinks, it stinks from the head.

"Those in control do not want us to keep our republic because they don't want us to have any ground to fight for a bill of rights and constitution.. they want a global government" BINGO!!!!!

There is an old Sicilian saying: "When a fish stinks, it stinks from the head." And just who do you think is controlling not only Israel's government but, our own as well? The brown people?

(((((Granger))))), you know I respect you and care about you. I have not entered into a great debate with you about the virtues of Israel vs. the evils of Zionism and do not have the time or patience to do so now. So, I leave that discussion with you with this: I stand with RON PAUL: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=620_1308513979

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

We use fish heads for crab bait

Israel has FREEDOM we wish we had. I think Israel is a HUGE problem for tptb because they are UNITED and FIGHTING for their FREEDOM, where we all fight each other in the name of isms.

I never bought that Obama was black.. he's mulato, and PROOF that no matter what race, corruption happens to ALL races.

Do what you want ((((Nonna))))

Ron Paul stands with Israel. I'm listening to your link.. Have you watched any vids I gave you? 1948 Israel won the entire region, did not have to give anything back.. gave Gaza to the Palestines hoping they would turn it into a Hong Kong.. instead Gaza thanks Israel by shooting rockets. Israel has done wonderful things with their land. What has the corrupt useless government of Palestine done? Fight Israel.

Freedom means sovreignity, not bowing to the UN. Israel is RIGHT.

If Israel gives up their land for peace.. what does Israel actually get? No land to live on.. what kind of peace is that?

I LOVE Israel.. Israel doesn't need the USA.. the USA is going to hell while Israel THRIVES. Go figure. BTW Israel is NOT oil dependent.. it's now selling 40% of it's natural gas.. 80% is on solar.. and with ceramics.. earth friendly materials.. over 600 tech businesses were started this year that have gone global.. they are so far ahead of us.. apparently they are doing something right, while those like you seem to want us all to be Palestinians or Syrians.

Enjoy that without me. (((((Nonna)))))

It's not a religious issue in Israel.. that's a red herring (the head of the fish, red fish, blue fish, brown fish...)

Ron Paul is right.. Israel doesn't need the USA.. doesn't need the blackmail money from the USA.. USA is going to hell.. Israel is becoming a heaven on Earth, attacked only by those who do not want peace, but rather have nothing blame, hate, and isms AGAINST FREEDOM, and for a UNWO.

Ron Paul stands with ALL countries, not just Israel.

This isn't about Israel. It's about Zionism. Like you, I love people, too, and with love comes respect... for ALL people, not just a chosen few. Judaism and Zionism are not interchangeable. Not all Zionists are Jewish and not all Jews are Zionists. (Remember the debate we had with a certain Christian about Black Muslims? What was it that Farrakhan was railing against, if not Zionism?) Neocons are quite Zionist in their agenda. Not all neocons are Jewish, neither are they all Christians or whatever. But, neocons certainly do appear to be Zionists through and through.

Too often, when you defend Israel you defend Zionism. That's where the problem lies and where the negativity comes from (except for Ira... he's got other issues that make him make vile, disgusting remarks to you). You appear to be polarizing the Semitic peoples into good and evil (and that's not to say that the Israelis are necessarily Semitic). It is not the people who are evil. When a fish stinks, it stinks from the head!

What do I want? I want to live and let live. I don't need one side telling me the other side is evil and only they are good. Every culture has its own set of values and traditions. It is the obliteration of that to which I object. That's what the NWO is trying to achieve (along with their greedy lust for power and complete control).

(((((Granger))))) these things have been going on since ancient times. If the situation was as cut and dry as you make it out to be, it would have been resolved centuries ago.

Haven't had a chance to watch the vids yet. It requires my full attention, time, and concentration, the very things I don't have right now. http://www.dailypaul.com/287333/caregivers-helping-caregivers I know you understand that, dear friend. He's still hugging the bear!

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox


I don't agree that Ron Paul stands with ALL countries. Ron Paul stands for ALL countries to DO WHAT THEY WANT without USA aid or entanglements.

There is so much propeganda about Israel and zionists, the more I study, the more I am concvinced that this is not an accident, but rather it's because the UNNWO wants to eliminate Israel and ALL people who want to stabnd ion a land and defend it, want rights and freedom.. rather they want us all to be Palestinians and Syrian Rebels.

There are many kinds of Zionists, and I would be a political one. I believe Israel stabnds for sovreignity and freedom and I support that. I think the Palestinian propeganda is over blown and played to get people to turn away from their own interest.
Not all zionists are Jewish.. true.. though I have decided to begin going to Temple as it appears I have a calling: http://www.charismanews.com/world/39344-messianic-jews-the-m...

Jesus gave us the opportunity to also be chosen by our own FAITH and the grace of God.

The negativity comes from ignorance, jealousy, fear and hatred in the form of arrogance and altrusitism ((((Ira Freeman))))) included.

The obliteration of the Jews has not stopped, it's grown. Just the day before yesterday Gaza shot 6 missles into Israel. Wass it in the news? No. Why not? Israel attacked back. Freankly, I think Israel made a huge mistake giving Gaza back to the Palestinians, since all they've done with it is shoot misles into Israel.. the world doesn't care.. doesn't report it.. and LIES about Israel constantly. The world FEARS the world will wake up and say The Jews were RIGHT. They are.

No country fights against the UNNWO better than Israel.

Maybe if you began to see the head of your fish like this you would understand? https://sites.google.com/site/livingwithoutmoney/Home/the-se...

(((((((Nonna))))))) It is not cut and dry.. it is FAITH and LOVE
My deepest blessings to you both.. KNOW I LOVE you.

That 7 headed.. goes to the pleladians, goes to Eqypt.. goes to masonry.. all goers to the Bible..

Loved the link you gave, (((((Granger))))):


Did you read it and do you understand the implications of it? It will be interesting to find out how you, a devote Catholic woman who attends Temple with your beloved, seemingly as a Jew for Jesus, will have been treated in Israel. I do hope you are treated well and that my Jewish friends and I are wrong. Please take the rose colored glasses off before you get on the plane.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

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you are too arrogant

and too self righteous
you seem to think you are the only one who knows anything at all
about israel,but you are wrong
but go ahead and call it hate fear or whatever it takes to make you feel better
you do not want truth,nor facts
israel won their land in 1948? how did they do that,when it was created
then given to them by the rothschilds? oh thats right,you didn't read my links
this goes back to no facts for the granger
no country fights the UNWO better than israel? how do you figure that? seeing we pay their military
that makes no sense,and you know it,just more propaganda from you
i am drawing a conclusion about you,and it is this,you are just a trouble maker,with nothing better to do,so you come here and spew your lies
just to add gas to the fire,ISRAEL ALL THE TIME !!!
but feel free to do what you want

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

deacon's picture

picking sides for me?

because i do not support the military from the US or israel,i support islam by default?
If the 2 nations weren't pissing off most other countries,their wouldn't be a
need for the oppressed to pick up arms against the oppressors
and seeing the israeli gov IS NOT christian,nor believe in the new testament
and seeing the US gov has the same stance,i support none of them either
i do not willingly support any wars,nor do i support wars that are just used
to spread the american form of democracy

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

Thanks (((((((The Granger))))))

You have no idea what an honor it is to be labeled by someone like you who thinks the American boys who died on the USS Liberty had it coming!

Baby Bear was right, you are not a Christian, you are a Jew. You are a terrible liar!

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

I'm not a Jew

But I have decided I'm going to start going to Temple.. and maybe I will become a Jew.. not that it will get me a citizenship of Israel.. but I sure would LOVE an Israel citizenship!

((((((((Ira)))))))) Shalom

He was a Ron Paul supporter.

He was a Ron Paul supporter. Somehow I don't think he'd do it for an inside job. Americans already for the most part complained about (and some hated) govt; that's not something new. If anything, this might make the masses wake up and replace the slugs in power with more honest people. Hopefully anyway. What's amazing to me is we as Americans have always bi$%@ed about our government. And now because the NSA has the ability to read and listen to our bi#$@-rants, they want to think we're all some kind of homegrown terror suspects. When did Americans NOT gripe about government? The one thing I hope people realize is that if you can't trust all these other things going on, please don't trust the elections. If people will just do that and find ways to reestablish honest elections, I think we'd be much better off. If the people continue to ignore the elections, nothing will change.

that tho,,

could have been part of the setup too, hypothetically speaking lol

When was he a RP supporter? 07?

I refused to join the GOP in 07/08, and there were many who absolutely refused even to this day, and were not that interested in restoring the republic as trading conspiracy theory.

Was he a republican? I don't think so. Was he a delegate? What do we actually KNOW about his RP support? Not much.

Saying he was a Ron Paul suppoerter is perfect.. because they're talking about a group that leans towards conspiracy theory, has already a deep mistrust of government, is divided on many levels, which we can see here on DP every second.

Yes, there are plenty of Americans who have a healthy distrust of USA government.. but we also have those who HATE the USA government.. and doesn't Snowden "empower" them, by providing proof as to why?

Now.. when you say Snowden may wake up the masses to replace the slugs in power... the UNWO absolutely wants to replace the "slugs" in power to give us a UNEO government.

Rand is issuing warnings, and MSM is almost using Rand as a "road map", in that when Rand says, "IF Snowden goes with China or Russia".. and so where does Snowden's trail go? China and Russia.

Before Snowden we had reams of posts here about how Israel is spying on the USA.. but Israel is completely out of this picture. Matter of fact.. Israel IMO is the biggest winner because anyone who says, "Israel spies on us", can expect a response.. The USA spies on everyone..."

I think Rand is right on in this.. and I think MSM is setting Americans up for UNWO because Americans, besides Rand, don't have anyone to "replace the slugs".. but the UNWO does.

Excellent article.

Even with my diminished attention span these days, I read the entire piece, plus comments, AND the article linked in the article: https://pressfreedomfoundation.org/blog/2013/06/leaks-are-vi...

Great reading. Thanks for posting, fonzdrew... and thanks to the Mods for the front page. I normally would bypass posts with names of celebrities in the title. Sure glad I didn't pass this one by!

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox